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Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost- Sunday 28 September 2014

Welcome: Last Tuesday night, while I was listening to
Dr Gill Hicks MBE talk about a very deliberate choice she made following the 2005 London bomb blast in which she lost both her legs, a young man in Melbourne made a fateful choice to stab two policemen. He is dead. She continues to work for genuine costly peace in a violent world. Deliberate choices always have consequences. This is one of the messages in today’s reading from Philippians 2. In what is thought to be one of the earliest Christian hymns we are reminded that Jesus Christ, “though in the form of God … emptied himself … being born in human likeness.” (Phil 2: 6) How will we, Christians gathered for worship in St Peter’s Cathedral, react to the choices before us? Whose choices will we follow?

Prof Ellen Charry from Princeton is among those we welcome to St Peter’s Cathedral today. The guest of St Barnabas’ Theological College and keynote speaker at two conferences, Prof Charry will preach at both morning services next Sunday, and enjoy being ‘in residence’ in North Adelaide and the Cathedral for about a month. I know you will make her welcome.

Christine and I are having a couple of weeks’ leave, during which we will be floating on the Murray. Canon Jenny will be priest in charge in my absence.

Welcome to the sacred space of St Peter’s Cathedral, where people have chosen for Christ for nearly 150 years.

The Very Rev'd Frank Nelson

Faith in the Public Square

The Reverend Dr Lynn Arnold

Activities for 
September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 1.00-2.00pm 
“Chewing the Facts”
–The Rev’d Canon Jenny Wilson, the Rev’d Dr Lynn Arnold AO and a contrarian to be named will be discussing “Should faith be in the public square?”
Venue: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenur 
Bring your own lunch, tea and coffee provided.

 Wednesday 17 September 7.00-9.00pm 
“Faith in the Public Square Book Club”
 We will be continuing discussion of 
Jayakumar Christian’s “God of the Empty-handed: Poverty, Power and the Kingdom of God”. 
“Copies of chapters to be discussed can be forwarded on request. Newcomers most welcome.” 
Venue: Meeting Room, Cathedral Office.

 Tuesday 23 September  7.00-9.00pm  
“Thinking Club” Allowed Conversazione:
How should a Christian react to 
Terrorism?” Our Thought Provoker on this occasion will be Dr Gill Hicks MBE.  
Gill Hicks, lost both her legs below the knee in the London bombings of 2005. She went on to found M.A.D. 
For Peace and CEASE 2 hour, a viral campaign for people to stop activity for two hours and silently focus on peace. 
Venue: John Dunn Room, St Peter’s Cathedral.

 Every Wednesday

at 5.45pm, after Evensong,
a time of Silent Prayer and Lighting  of Candles –
“Prayers for Peace in Troubled Times”

Follow his blog at http://faithinthepublicsquareadelaide.blogspot.com.au/



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